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filter doesn't seem to work


I get an error message whenever I search for a task using the "Filter tasks..." text box. E.g. if I type in "phone" (I know I have task with that in the name) I get:

There was an error. Could not understand 'phone'.

Am I missing something? Or is it broken?


Ps. i'm otherwise a fan of todoist - it's a very nice tool.

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Randolph Miller  premium
Replied on Apr 29, 2013 - 10:42 UTC


Does the query box show ONLY "phone"? If so, that's the problem; your query needs to start with "q: ", so if you're searching for 'phone', the query box needs to show [q; phone].

Best regards,
Randy Miller

tim kane  premium
Replied on Apr 29, 2013 - 12:46 UTC


This is somewhat counter-intuitive. On the vast majority of sites, a search box, used without any syntax, defaults to a simple text search.